Sports World: Toh, Fernandez win S'pore Amateur C'ship

Toh, Fernandez win S'pore Amateur C'ship

National golfer Lucius Toh captured the Singapore National Amateur Championship yesterday after defeating team-mate Marc Ong 2 and 1 in the men's matchplay final.

In the women's event at Orchid Country Club, Margaret Fernandez emerged victorious in the 36-hole final. She beat Erika Layson 2 and 1.

Barca president predicts Messi to stay BARCELONA • Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu predicted that Lionel Messi would not only extend his contract, but also end his playing days with the Catalan club too.

"We are all convinced that he will end his playing days at the heart of this club. This player has led us to our great sporting successes in recent years and he will continue to do so, he's far from finished," Bartomeu said.


Prodan dies of heart attack at age 44

BUCHAREST • Former Romania international Daniel Prodan has died at the age of 44, following a heart attack at his home near Bucharest, the country's football federation announced yesterday.

Prodan won 54 caps for Romania and was part of the team that beat Argentina 3-2 as they reached the quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup before losing to Sweden on penalties.


Luck, Herbet share lead at Aussie Open

SYDNEY • Reigning US and Asia-Pacific amateur golf champion Curtis Luck shared the lead with fellow 20-year-old Australian Lucas Herbert after the first round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club yesterday.

The duo posted five-under opening rounds of 67. Former world No. 1 Jordan Spieth carded a 69 as world No. 7 Adam Scott struggled to a one-over 73.


McGregor steps up bid to fight Mayweather

LOS ANGELES • Fresh off his latest triumph, Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Conor McGregor continues to call out boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and attempt to lure him into a bout.

McGregor said that Mayweather was "afraid" and demanded US$100 million (S$142 million) for a showdown between the two during an appearance in a New York nightclub on Tuesday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Subscribe